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November 22, 2011

Bipedal Cycling Robot

at 11:09 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment


You might remember the pictures and video I shot of muRata Boy and Girl at CES earlier this year.  If you liked those robots you will love the robot that Masahiko Yamaguchi built. This Bipedal Cycling Robot is quite small but when it comes to robotics small is usually more challenging. This tiny robot drives the bike just like a human does! Watch the video below to be blown away.

Thanks for the tip Erik.

“This robot system consists of a commercially available two-legged robot and a bicycle made by Yamaguchi. To detect how much the robot is tilting, the TAG201 gyro from Tamagawa Seiki is used. Based on the tilt data, a method called PID control is used to control the robot’s balancing motion.”